Fawad Chaudhary granted permission to meet family, lawyers

Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Chief Commissioner Anwar-ul-Haq appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and submitted report on implementation status on Fawad Chaudhary’s plea for permission to meet with lawyers and family members.

Following the court’s intervention, Fawad Chaudhary’s wife has been granted permission to visit him. Moreover, the court has issued an order directing the provision of medical facilities to Chaudhary in accordance with the jail manual.

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Justice Gul Hasan Aurangzeb, presiding over the case, emphasised the importance of upholding the petitioner’s dignity, and expressed concern over incidents similar to Chaudhary’s case. Drawing a historical parallel, the court referenced the restrictions placed on Asif Zardari and Benazir Bhutto, underscoring the need to ensure access for individuals to meet their families and lawyers.

Justice Aurangzeb remarked that such incidents bring shame to the officers involved, highlighting the significance of respecting the rights and dignity of those under legal scrutiny.

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